Experiencing a fire in your home can be devastating. Mammoth Restoration aims to help by providing reliable restoration services in Flagstaff, AZ. While we recommend that you leave smoke damage mitigation to professionals, there are a few steps you can safely take. Here is how you can deal with smoke damage while you wait for our team to arrive on-site.
Wear Protective Gear
There’s a good chance you have some water damage after a fire. If the firemen had to use a hose to put it out, it’s only natural standing water would still be present. You should wear protective gear such as rain boots and a face mask if you have to enter the affected area. Note that you will still need professional water damage restoration.
Eliminate Soot and Debris
You can use a vacuum cleaner or dust buster on the surfaces in your home that are covered with soot, dust and other debris. This is a step you can take while you wait for fire damage restoration professionals to arrive at your home to clean it up.
Ventilate the Area
Properly ventilating your home is absolutely essential after a fire. Smoke damage can be harmful to your health, so you need to open windows and run multiple fans to get as much of the smoke out as possible. If the smoke was limited to a single room, keep the doors closed to unaffected areas to prevent soot from spreading. When you get emergency restoration services, the professionals will better handle this task.
Deep Clean Surfaces
All surfaces affected by smoke damage in your home should be deep cleaned. You can wipe down furniture and stationary surfaces that haven’t suffered heavy damage. The walls and ceilings should also be covered. You can use a natural mixture of vinegar and water to clean.
If you live in Arizona and need a reputable restoration company to mitigate smoke damage in your home, contact Mammoth Restoration at your earliest convenience.
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Mammoth Restoration works with home and business owners throughout Flagstaff and Northern Arizona, insurance companies, the State of Arizona, various law enforcement entities, and other licensed contractors. Call us today for your restoration and remediation needs.
Mammoth Restoration works with home and business owners, insurance companies, the State of Arizona, various law enforcement entities, and other licensed contractors